Why You Shouldn't Settle Your Injury Claim Too Early

If you were recently injured in an accident, it won’t be long before the other party’s insurance company starts to call you. They may ask you to give a statement about the accident – which seems harmless enough, right? Wrong. If you discuss your case with an insurance adjuster before you have had the chance to speak with a lawyer, you could inadvertently minimize the value of your personal injury claim.

Insurance adjusters are trained to get the answers they need to settle your claim for less, so you shouldn’t trust that they have your best interests in mind – even if they say that they do.

For example, some victims do not experience the pain of an injury until days, weeks or months after the accident. If they were to give a statement to the other party’s insurance company immediately after the accident—only to discover three days later that they have sustained a rather serious head injury—they could jeopardize their own ability to recover an adequate level of financial compensation.

Don’t Accept Less Than What You Actually Deserve

If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it is important to understand that the other party’s insurance company will do whatever they can to settle your claim as quickly as possible, and for as little money as possible. Insurance companies are for-profit corporations, meaning that they have an interest in protecting their bottom line. You can’t assume that they are interested in helping you or your family. For this reason, it may not be wise to accept the first settlement that they offer you.

The insurance company knows that you may be in a tight spot financially, and they will try to capitalize on this by offering you a settlement that is far less than what you actually deserve. Even if it sounds reasonable at first, what you may not realize is that you may be entitled to much more. Although it may be enough to cover the initial costs of your medical treatment and lost income, it may not be enough to compensate you for the physical and emotional suffering that you have experienced.

Statistics show that accident victims are able to recover, on average, three times more money when they retain the help of an attorney. Knowing this, why wouldn’t you give us a call?

Maximizing the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim

One of the most important steps that you can take after an accident is to get in touch with a Charleston personal injury attorney from Preston & Salango, PLLC. We know how insurance companies operate, so you can trust that we know how to protect your rights and maximize your recovery. In fact, we have already recovered more than $50,000,000 in verdicts and settlements on behalf of former clients.

We are also backed by industry recognition. Our awards include:

  • AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Named “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and World Reports
  • Inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list

Don’t wait to get the help you need! Preston & Salango, PLLC can put more than four decades of legal experience to work for you as soon as you give us a call. Not to mention, we accept all cases on a contingency fee basis—which means that you don’t pay unless we win your case. Time may be running out on your claim, so don’t wait to schedule a no-cost consultation with our firm.

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